An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Applied Grace

(Psa 62:12 KJV)  Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

(Proverbs 24 also read)

I keep coming across this final phrase.  God will “recompense” (7999) us for what we do.  That seems so wrong to our NT grace way of thinking.  I expect this kind of thing in the Old Testament but I find this thought, or even this verse, repeated by Jesus in Matthew 16:27 and Paul in I Cor 3:8, II Cor 5:10, Eph 6:8 and Col 3:25.  Then we have I Peter 1:17 and Jesus again in Revelation 22:12.

Is this an unbendable law or a general principle?  In this chapter of Psalms we find David talking about needing God’s refuge so I would suggest there are times when we will not be on the top of the pyramid.  At the same time we have the security found in the middle of a storm.

So?  God will be faithful.  Often all we have to cling to is that promise but I have noticed when I am going across a slippery surface I often only need one unmovable anchor to keep me steady.  If you are currently blessed, rejoice.  If you are half way across a rushing stream, trust and then rejoice.

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